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Never give up. Keep your thoughts and your mind always on the goal.

Sympathy is never wasted except when you give it to yourself.
Never, never, never, never give up.
Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
You can fail so very often. But you are not a failure until you give up.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
People don't fail, they give up
Men do not fail; they give up trying.
I never gave up, even when people told me I'd never make it.
Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on.
He who takes but never gives, may last for years but never lives.
A word to the wise isn't necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice.
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Luke 17:2]
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me..
Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man.
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.
The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.
Learn from your parents mistakes -- use birth control.
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.
If you aren't fired up with enthusiasm, you'll be fired with enthusiasm.
There are only two kinds of coaches -- those who have been fired, and those who will be fired.
A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.
Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people.
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
Hope is the parent of faith.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Children are poor men's riches.
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
There is not so much comfort in having children as there is sorrow in parting with them.
We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Children need models rather than critics.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
No person is important enough to make me angry.
When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.
The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life.
When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father. [Matthew 18:10]
I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.
I wish all the mothers, fathers and children out there realize how much I need them and how much I value their support.
Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
Fathers do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. [Ephesians 6:4]
Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.
I don't drink any more than the man next to me, and the man next to me is Dean Martin.
An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.
The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.
A great man stands on God. A small man on a great man.
What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
No one can make us angry. People can say and do things to us but it is still up to us as individuals to do what we want with our emotions in response to those things.
Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. [Ephesians 4:26]
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Noble fathers have noble children.
Education ought everywhere to be religious education. Parents are bound to employ no instructors who will instruct their children religiously. To commit children to the care of irreligious persons is to commit lambs to the superintendency of wolves.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you dont help us, who else in the world can help us do this?
Never have children, only grand children.
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children.
Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.
There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity.
Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it's doomed to failure.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
All things are possible to him who believes. [Mark 9:23]
Faith is not a thing which one loses, we merely cease to shape our lives by it.
Faith is a higher faculty than reason.
In order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
He who forgives ends the quarrel
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I cannot forgive.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -- torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. [Ephesians 1:7]
And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. [Ephesians 4:32]
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
To err is human, to forgive is divine.
He who has not forgiven an enemy has never yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.
I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.
He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind.
To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Don't make a baby if you can't be a father.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.
No Christian has ever been known to recant on his death bed.
Faith is that quality that enables us to believe what we know to be untrue.
Faith is not without worry or care, but faith is fear that has said a prayer.
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.

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